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North Korea crisis: This is the diplomatic solution that needs to be on the table
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North Korea crisis: This is the diplomatic solution that needs to be on the table

Author Michael Fuchs examines how the decision to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism fails to safeguard US. national security.

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  • Michael Fuchs

At a time when there is an urgent need for diplomacy to address the threat from North Korea, the U.S. decision to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism will only make it more difficult to safeguard national security.

While there is a substantive case for the designation, the decision is a political one that must advance U.S. interests. Since America already has the authorities it needs to sanction North Korea, this designation is a symbolic one that will only reinforce for North Korea that the United States is not interested in diplomacy. This is dangerous.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow